It's the Classroom, Stupid: A Plan to Save America's Schoolchildren

It's the Classroom, Stupid: A Plan to Save America's Schoolchildren

by Kalman R. Hettleman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607095491

ISBN-13: 9781607095491

Pub. Date: 01/16/2010

Publisher: R&L Education

"This book presents a bold, unconventional plan to rescue our nation's schoolchildren from a failing public education system. The plan reflects the author's rare fusion of on-the-ground experience as school board member, public administrator and political activist and exhaustive policy research." The causes of failure, Kalman Hettleman shows, lie in obsolete ideas

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"This book presents a bold, unconventional plan to rescue our nation's schoolchildren from a failing public education system. The plan reflects the author's rare fusion of on-the-ground experience as school board member, public administrator and political activist and exhaustive policy research." The causes of failure, Kalman Hettleman shows, lie in obsolete ideas and false certainties that are ingrained in a trinity of dominant misbeliefs. First, that educators can be entrusted on their own to do what it takes to reform our schools. Second, that we need to retreat from the landmark federal No Child Left Behind Act and restore more local control. And third, that politics must be kept out of public education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607095491
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
01/16/2010
Series:
New Frontiers in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction 1

Ch One A New Lesson Plan 3

Ch Two The Uncertainty Principle 15

Pt. II Bedrock Barriers to Reform 29

Ch. 3 It's the Classroom, Stupid 31

Ch. 4 Which Children Get Left Behind? 37

Ch. 5 Child Victims of Ideological Warfare 45

Pt. III Who's to Blame? 55

Ch. 6 A Nation at Risk, and at Fault 57

Ch. 7 Educators Are Their Own Worst Enemies 67

Pt. IV A New Education Federalism 87

Ch. 8 The Folly of Local Control 89

Ch. 9 A Federal Takeover 97

Ch. 10 Mayors In, School Boards Out 127

Pt. V Better Weapons of Mass Instruction 137

Ch. 11 Below the Radar 139

Ch. 12 A New Breed of Management Leaders 149

Pt. VI Interim Report Card 169

Ch. 13 Turnarounds or Merry-Go-Rounds? 171

Ch. 14 The Audacity of Hope for All Schoolchildren 193

About the Author 203

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